Leslie Cooney, Membership Services Manager, Minnesota Landscape ArboretumAre you thinking about your gardens? Starting seeds? Planning a vegetable bed? Need a garden plan?
The Arboretum is issuing a challenge to all gardeners out there to plant and compare with something we're calling "Veggies by the Yard." Part of our summer exhibition on Powerhouse Plants, we're going to find out just how much food can be grown on a 4x12 ft. plot. Our website offers several vegetable garden plans to choose from:
- First-time gardeners
- Salad lovers
- 2 in 1 gardens
- Roots and tubers
- Veggie selections for the adventurous cook
We'll keep a harvest tally of our yields and ask you to do the same - entering the data online every Saturday June through September. It's a chance to go head to head with Ted Pew, our valiant veteran veggie guy and landscape gardener extraordinaire!Find out more about how you can participate in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Veggies by the Yard by visiting: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/VeggiesByTheYard.aspx